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Welcome to the English page for High Wycombe Church of England School.


As a school, our aim is to provide opportunities for your children to learn by experiencing a range of genres, both in reading and writing, using a variety of resources, including ICT.


Children are taught to write across a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whilst maintaining an emphasis on embedding key spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

Reading is such an important life skill so we encourage children to choose a wide and varied range of books across a range of genres in order to build up vocabulary and understanding.

In Early Years, knowledge of sounds in reading underpins all Literacy lessons and enables children to decode, ready for spelling in Key stage 1. 

Speaking and listening is taught through drama and role play, which builds confidence when performing to larger audiences.


Miss Hourican, Literacy coordinator.

Phonics and Spelling in KS1 workshop slides

There was lots going on in school for Book Week this year, with classes buddying up to share books - reading together and talking about their favourite stories and characters.

Children came into school early and enjoyed listening to stories in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

In EYFS and Key Stage 1 the children created a silly story with EYFS beginning it, year 1 writing the middle part and year 2 ending it. It was fun hearing the whole thing put together!

Read Key stage 1 and Reception's silly story!

Y4 world book day

Hot Seating Outside - Street Child

Freeze Frames Outside - Street Child

How to Pronounce the Sounds

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